Homemade Power Drink

By Jimmy Kennedy, & Justin Brouillard
Cook Ambassadors

Instead of stopping at the convenience store for some power drinks on the way to the lake, camping, hiking or any of your outdoor adventures, make this recipe at home and bring it with you anywhere and anytime you need a refreshing, hydrating, healthy and delicious sports drink. My personal favorite is made with freshly squeezed orange juice, lemons and limes, but you can use just about any fruit you want. Watermelon and honeydew are especially good choices, but they’re easier when made with a blender. 

The fresh citrus brings tons of vitamin C, magnesium and potassium to the drink, and the Himalayan pink salt is absolutely chock-full of minerals. The cayenne pepper helps get all of this working and raises your metabolism, as well as helps with digestion and heart function. The spiciness also brings a different but welcome flavor profile to an already tasty sports drink.


  • 1/2 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons or more maple syrup, honey or sorghum molasses
  • 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
  • Pinch or two cayenne pepper, ground


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large measuring cup or pitcher and blend well with a whisk or spoon. I like to let it set a little bit to let the salt dissolve just a few minutes.
  2. Pour or ladle the drink into water bottles or Mason jars.

Hydrate and enjoy!

Yield: About 1 quart
Prep time: 10 to 15 minutes, to squeeze the fruit
Cook time: 5 minutes

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